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Product designers, interior designers and lighting designers are working in a changing industry. Competition from online services, DIY and home improvement tv shows, plus changing consumer lifestyles have continued to shift the way business is done. In this section, product designers, interior designers and lighting designers can read news, trend articles and more.

ART + IDS Conference Offers Networking Opportunities for Interior Designers, Vendors

Hosted by the Accessories Resource Team (ART) and Interior Design Society (IDS), the 2019 ART + IDS Conference was held in Palm Springs, CA, May 1 to 4, 2019. The conference provided a unique…

Last Look With Courtney McLeod

With each project, designer Courtney McLeod applies a left- and right-brain approach: creative designs with analytical rigor. In this New York City two-bedroom apartment, McLeod brought out her…

Throw Open the Doors

As outdoor living continues to enjoy wild popularity among homeowners — from lush container gardens on a loft patio to expansive decks with vistas across swimming pools to outdoor kitchens for…

Next Level to Host Designer Showcase During NYCxDesign

The second annual Next Level designer showcase will be open May 17 to 24 during NYCxDesign.  Launched in 2018 as an ephemeral design gallery, Next Level challenges traditional profit-led tradeshow…

Idea Board: Made in America

Home Court Advantage Quality control, customization up the ante for U.S. furnishings manufacturers Gat Creek’s Gat Caperton assesses the sustainably harvested Appalachian hardwoods used in its U.S…

Running Wilder

Five plus years ago, a couple of significant life occurrences caused Josh and Ivy Elrod, two New York City-based creatives, to want a change of career — and scenery. Josh Elrod needed spinal surgery…

How to Prioritize Quality Over Quantity in Your Digital Strategy

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, email …. just reading this list is likely to make your eyes glaze over. Tackling digital marketing and social media for your business can be overwhelming,…

Make Instagram Work For Your Business

Instagram may be the favorite platform for interior designers, but is it — and social media in general — really helping them grow their businesses? Not always, according to research from Unity…

Cultivate Your Tribe

I am an avid Seth Godin fan. If you don’t know who he is, Google him. He’s an inspiring marketer who teaches through an everyday blog, disruptive marketing books, speaking engagements and coursework…

Groundworks at Lee Jofa Introduces Second Kelly Wearstler Indoor/Outdoor Fabric Collection

Groundworks at Lee Jofa introduced a second indoor/outdoor collection of fabric with renowned designer Kelly Wearstler: Terra Firma Textiles II. Building off the success of Wearstler's past…
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